LG Patent Suit Tries to Block PS3 Shipments
LG claims that “certain electronic devices having a Blue-Ray Disc player and components thereof” violates four of its patents. The only Sony product that LG targets specifically, though, is the Playstation 3.
According to the Bloomberg report, LG is filing complaints with the U.S. International Trade Commission in an attempt to block the import of Sony’s products, since the ITC can halt imports that violate U.S. patents. So no more PS3 shipments, potentially. LG is also hoping to get some money out of Sony by suing it in California federal court, seeking “cash compensation for the unauthorized use of its inventions.”
I have a feeling it’s been a little too long since the PS3 came out for LG to actually make any headway with a patent infringement suit, but that doesn’t mean it can’t hang Sony up in court for a while in the meantime. Mostly, it seems like LG is just out for a little payback over the mobile suit. Apparently lawsuits are the new pistols at dawn, but way more boring.